AniMed Animal Hospital

Meet Our Team

Our team of experienced veterinary professionals at AniMed Animal Hospital have been trusted in our local community for over 20 years. We look forward to meeting you and providing the best care to your pets, as if they were our own family.

Charity Vuagniaux


Dr. Vuagniaux graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vuagniaux has professional interests in internal medicine, pain management, and dermatology and received training in medical acupuncture for dogs, cats, and small exotics through One Health SIM in April 2015.

Dr. Vuagniaux’s love for animals follows her into her personal life. She and her husband Corey proudly care for a Boxer named Apollo, a Golden Retriever named Chase, a cat named Jasmine, a horse named Ginger, and a miniature donkey named Zip. In her free time, Dr. Vuagniaux enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter Aubrey, playing volleyball, reading, and riding her horse. She is also President of Dynamic Connections (American Business Women’s Association) and a member of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Jay Schweizer

DVM & Co-Owner

Earning magna cum laude honors, Dr. Schweizer received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1992. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Dr. Schweizer and his wife Ronee have three children, Jacob, Luke, and Timothy. When he’s not at the clinic, he still has animals to look after; Dr. Schweizer and Ronee have a dog named Zeke, a cat named Mr. Whiskers and three fish, Squirt, Blue, and Jaws. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, boating, biking, swimming, and gardening.

Monica Crowe


Dr. Monica R. Crowe is an Associate Veterinarian at Crysler & AniMed Animal Hospital. Dr. Crowe earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and her areas of professional interest include feline medicine, internal medicine, and abdominal ultrasound. Dr. Crowe was inspired to become a veterinarian when her first poodle was sick with parvo and a veterinarian saved his life. This experience made Dr. Crowe want to change people’s lives for the better by helping their pets.

Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Crowe now lives in Blue Springs, MO with her three daughters and her 2-year-old toy poodle named Pierre. Pierre is Dr. Crowe’s third toy poodle; she loves poodles and doodle breeds. In her free time, Dr. Crowe does whatever her three little girls want to do!

Maureen Rettig

Practice Manager

Maureen is a long-time member of the AniMed Animal hospital team and the glue that holds us together! Her love for animals shines through in her hobbies as well. She works with D.O.G. training center and shows her own dogs in agility. Maureen and her husband Dave have five children – Robert, Michael, Mathew, Krista, and Marty – and seven grandchildren who they love spending as much time with as possible. They share their home with eight pets: a Labrador named Gideon, a Bichon Frise named Cassie Mae, a Border Collie named Hotchner, two cats, Cailin and Zeba, an African Gray Parrot named Rhett, and two Macaws, Buttons and Ollie.

Jennifer Stratton

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jennifer is a Registered Veterinary Technician at AniMed Animal Hospital in Blue Springs, MO. A magna cum laude graduate from Brown Mackie College, Jennifer earned her registered veterinary technician degree in 2012. She completed her internship at the Kansas City Zoo, and received clinical training at AniMed Animal Hospital. Jennifer’s passion for animals and biology inspired her to work in the veterinary field. Her area of professional interest is anesthesia.

Jennifer is originally from Lee’s Summit, MO and currently resides there today with her husband, Golden Retriever, Pit bull, and cat. Her golden retriever, Noodles, likes to give himself kisses in the mirror! In her free time she enjoys disc golf, kayaking, yoga, and painting.

Sarah Biegh

Registered Veterinary Technician

Sarah Biegh is a Registered Veterinary Technician at AniMed Animal Hospital. She graduated from Maple Woods Community College of Veterinary Technology and Applied Sciences in 2008. She is a passionate animal lover with areas of professional interest in anesthesia and acupuncture.

Although Sarah always dreamed of becoming a zoo veterinarian, she fell in love with helping the patients of AniMed after graduation and now considers working at AniMed and Crysler Animal Hospitals her dream job. She truly enjoys being a part of improving pets’ health by helping them get the treatment they deserve.

Sarah shares her home in Kansas City with her husband, Nathan, and Border Collie mix, Abbie. Sarah loves being active in her free time and enjoys working out, hiking, biking, watching movies and attending concerts.

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Located off of US-40 on MO-7. Directly next to South Seven Plaza between SW Keystone Dr and SW Meadowridge Dr.

Phone: 816-220-0222

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  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed